19 Oprah GIFs that sum up what it feels like to go on vacation

On Sept. 8, 1986, “The Oprah Winfrey Show” made its television debut. Since that day, Oprah has shown us what it’s like to have an “Aha! moment,” made us hopeful that if we looked under our seat we may get a free car and, most importantly, she entertained us with a wide range of facial expressions. In honor of the 30th anniversary of “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” we’ve compiled a list of classic Oprah GIFs that perfectly sum up what it feels like to go on vacation.

When you realize you’ve finally saved enough for a trip…

So you book your flights and it’s a done deal…

When you experience that “night before vacation” feeling…

But procrastinate packing until the last minute…

When you arrive at the airport with plenty of time to spare…

Then see the line at airport security…

Luckily you signed up for TSA Pre✔

When you’re waiting for your flight and your gate is 75 percent small children…

But when you board you find yourself in a window seat surrounded by adults.

You wait for your luggage at baggage claim, but your suitcase is the very last one off the plane…

But then you enter your hotel room and see that perfect hotel bed…

And all your stress instantly melts away.

There’s nothing like the first meal of your vacation…

When you feel zero responsibilities…

And make so many new vacation friends…

You’re feeling generous, so you buy them all a round of drinks.

16 Oprah GIFs that sum up what it feels like to go on vacation 12

You get a drink! And you get a drink! Everybody gets a drinkkkkkk!

When you try a new style because hey, you’re on vacation…

When you don’t want to believe your vacation is over, and you can’t imagine leaving…

But you realize you get to start planning your next trip.

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What’s your travel Aha! moment?

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